Alcala la Real's City Council has completed work to improve a large portion of the lighting system in Fuente del Rey. Under the supervision of the Works and Services section, the company Agustino y Montajes S.L.U. has replaced 50 luminaires using standard technology (175W sodium vapor power) with 50 with LED technology (less than 57W), which will use only 1/3 of the current power.
"With this we not only improve the light pollution in that area but also reduce energy usage and save costs. The old streetlights were very energy-intensive and caused a lot of pollution in the night sky. This must be added to the poor conservation in which the luminaires were discovered details Mercedes Flores, mayor of Urban Planning, Works and Services.
The European Union's European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development will finance the intervention. However, it won't be the only one in the municipality to address road lighting. Flores further states that the "development and execution of Alcala la Real's most important and ambitious energy efficiency project has been initiated." The municipality will replace 3,069 lightpoints with LED technology. This will result in significant energy savings.
The mayor states that the works could start at the end or beginning of 2020, with aid from the FEDER/IDAE funds. He also points out that they would be entirely managed, directed and supervised by municipal management, just as the Fuente del Rey streetlights.